The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Analyst
Rank 364 413 391
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 267 173 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.33% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.36% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 117 102
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £323 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £483 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 £36.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.51% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+71.42% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +48 251 £434 +8.43% 55
London +36 113 £450 +12.50% 17
South East +8 63 £350 -17.64% 11
North West -4 27 £350 -2.77% 5
City of London +20 25 £475 +9.82% 4
Manchester +8 21 £344 - 4
South West +10 17 £388 +2.10% 8
Berkshire +5 16 £305 -12.23% 6
Scotland +6 15 £250 -50.00% 5
Buckinghamshire +12 14 £359 -3.04%
East of England +14 13 £401 +23.23% 2
Hampshire +8 13 £384 -4.06% 2
Milton Keynes +12 12 £359 -12.50%
Surrey +4 12 £440 +0.57% 1
Edinburgh +9 11 £250 - 1
West Midlands -7 9 £325 -27.77% 3
East Midlands -9 7 £375 -1.31% 2
Slough - 7 £280 - 2
Reading +12 6 £413 +31.47% 2
Bristol -3 6 £398 +13.64% 1
Wiltshire +6 5 £388 +2.10% 1
Cambridgeshire - 5 £310 -
Basingstoke - 5 £383 - 1
Hertfordshire +3 4 £488 +75.67% 2
Nottinghamshire - 4 - - 2
Cambridge - 4 £310 -
Epsom - 4 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £342 -
Nottingham - 4 - - 2
Swindon +13 3 £325 -14.47% 1

Security Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Analyst in their job title.

1 204 (43.78%) Information Security
2 152 (32.62%) CISSP
3 143 (30.69%) Firewall
4 142 (30.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 97 (20.82%) Finance
6 87 (18.67%) CISM
7 86 (18.45%) SIEM
8 79 (16.95%) Network Security
9 74 (15.88%) ITIL
10 72 (15.45%) Windows
11 69 (14.81%) Penetration Testing
12 65 (13.95%) Cisco
12 65 (13.95%) CheckPoint
13 62 (13.30%) Management Information System
14 59 (12.66%) PCI DSS
15 54 (11.59%) Security Management
16 49 (10.52%) Linux
17 47 (10.09%) Risk Management
17 47 (10.09%) Banking
18 45 (9.66%) Degree
18 45 (9.66%) Vulnerability Management
19 44 (9.44%) Kalman Filter
19 44 (9.44%) Intrusion Detection
20 42 (9.01%) SSL
20 42 (9.01%) WAN
20 42 (9.01%) Cyber Security
21 41 (8.80%) CISMP
21 41 (8.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
22 40 (8.58%) CISA
22 40 (8.58%) Data Protection

Security Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (2.58%) IIS
2 6 (1.29%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.64%) Apache
4 1 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.21%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 26 (5.58%) MS Excel
1 26 (5.58%) MS Office
2 7 (1.50%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.43%) MS Project
4 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.43%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.64%) SaaS
2 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 143 (30.69%) Firewall
2 79 (16.95%) Network Security
3 44 (9.44%) Intrusion Detection
4 42 (9.01%) SSL
4 42 (9.01%) WAN
5 29 (6.22%) LAN
5 29 (6.22%) Cisco ASA
6 20 (4.29%) LDAP
6 20 (4.29%) TCP/IP
6 20 (4.29%) Internet
7 19 (4.08%) IPsec
8 18 (3.86%) VPN
9 13 (2.79%) Intranet
10 9 (1.93%) Wireless
11 8 (1.72%) SAN
12 7 (1.50%) Kerberos
13 6 (1.29%) DNS
14 4 (0.86%) Cisco Nexus
15 3 (0.64%) VLAN
15 3 (0.64%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.00%) DB2
2 13 (2.79%) DB2 UDB
3 5 (1.07%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.64%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.43%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.43%) Big Data
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.21%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (0.86%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.21%) Fiddler
2 1 (0.21%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.21%) Selenium
2 1 (0.21%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.21%) WebDriver
General
1 97 (20.82%) Finance
2 47 (10.09%) Banking
3 11 (2.36%) Games
4 10 (2.15%) Financial Institution
4 10 (2.15%) Legal
5 9 (1.93%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.72%) Retail
6 8 (1.72%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.50%) Law
7 7 (1.50%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.86%) Military
9 4 (0.86%) Advertising
9 4 (0.86%) Publishing
10 3 (0.64%) Local Government
10 3 (0.64%) Billing
11 2 (0.43%) Marketing
12 1 (0.21%) French Language
12 1 (0.21%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.51%) .NET
2 13 (2.79%) HTML
2 13 (2.79%) SOAP
3 11 (2.36%) XML
4 7 (1.50%) SAML
5 3 (0.64%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.64%) Web Services
6 2 (0.43%) Middleware
7 1 (0.21%) Ajax
7 1 (0.21%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.21%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.21%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.21%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.21%) Spring
7 1 (0.21%) JMX
7 1 (0.21%) EJB
7 1 (0.21%) JSP
7 1 (0.21%) Servlets
7 1 (0.21%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 62 (13.30%) Management Information System
2 30 (6.44%) PKI
3 29 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 9 (1.93%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.72%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.50%) IBM Mainframe
8 6 (1.29%) Cryptography
8 6 (1.29%) AS400
8 6 (1.29%) Human Factors
9 5 (1.07%) FMCG
9 5 (1.07%) CESG
10 4 (0.86%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (0.86%) SecurID
11 3 (0.64%) Online Games
11 3 (0.64%) Life Science
11 3 (0.64%) Taxonomies
11 3 (0.64%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 72 (15.45%) Windows
2 49 (10.52%) Linux
3 31 (6.65%) UNIX
4 8 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.86%) Solaris
7 3 (0.64%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.43%) Windows NT
8 2 (0.43%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.21%) AIX
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (43.78%) Information Security
2 86 (18.45%) SIEM
3 74 (15.88%) ITIL
4 69 (14.81%) Penetration Testing
5 54 (11.59%) Security Management
6 47 (10.09%) Risk Management
7 45 (9.66%) Vulnerability Management
8 44 (9.44%) Kalman Filter
9 42 (9.01%) Cyber Security
10 41 (8.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 40 (8.58%) Data Protection
12 29 (6.22%) Risk Assessment
13 26 (5.58%) ISMS
14 25 (5.36%) Migration
14 25 (5.36%) Project Management
15 23 (4.94%) Incident Management
16 21 (4.51%) Security Architecture
16 21 (4.51%) Information Security Management
16 21 (4.51%) Data Security
17 19 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (4.94%) SQL
2 15 (3.22%) VB
3 13 (2.79%) PowerShell
4 10 (2.15%) Java
5 5 (1.07%) C#
6 4 (0.86%) C
6 4 (0.86%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.64%) Perl
7 3 (0.64%) C++
7 3 (0.64%) VBScript
8 2 (0.43%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.21%) Groovy
9 1 (0.21%) XPath
9 1 (0.21%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.21%) VBA
9 1 (0.21%) Python
Qualifications
1 152 (32.62%) CISSP
2 87 (18.67%) CISM
3 45 (9.66%) Degree
4 41 (8.80%) CISMP
5 40 (8.58%) CISA
6 31 (6.65%) CEH
6 31 (6.65%) Security Cleared
7 21 (4.51%) ITIL Certification
7 21 (4.51%) GIAC
8 19 (4.08%) SC Cleared
9 14 (3.00%) CCENT
10 12 (2.58%) GCIH
11 10 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (1.93%) SSCP
13 8 (1.72%) CCNA
13 8 (1.72%) GCIA
14 7 (1.50%) CRISC
15 6 (1.29%) MCP
15 6 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (1.29%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (30.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 59 (12.66%) PCI DSS
3 16 (3.43%) SLA
3 16 (3.43%) QA
4 12 (2.58%) COBIT
5 11 (2.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 3 (0.64%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.21%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.21%) TickIT
System Software
1 30 (6.44%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.15%) Snort
4 3 (0.64%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.43%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.43%) Firmware
5 2 (0.43%) Xen
6 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.21%) UAG
6 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 9 (1.93%) Nessus
2 8 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (1.50%) WSUS
3 7 (1.50%) CA Single Sign-On
4 6 (1.29%) SCCM
5 5 (1.07%) DatAdvantage
6 4 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.86%) Nmap
6 4 (0.86%) CORE IMPACT
6 4 (0.86%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.64%) OpenView
8 2 (0.43%) MIMEsweeper
8 2 (0.43%) WebInspect
8 2 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.21%) Control-M
Vendors
1 65 (13.95%) Cisco
1 65 (13.95%) CheckPoint
2 39 (8.37%) Microsoft
3 28 (6.01%) Blue Coat
3 28 (6.01%) Juniper
3 28 (6.01%) McAfee
4 25 (5.36%) VMware
5 24 (5.15%) ArcSight
6 23 (4.94%) Qualys
6 23 (4.94%) Citrix
7 22 (4.72%) Clearswift
7 22 (4.72%) Kaspersky
8 21 (4.51%) LogRhythm
8 21 (4.51%) Websense
8 21 (4.51%) Symantec
9 20 (4.29%) HP
10 13 (2.79%) Cyber-Ark
11 11 (2.36%) Sourcefire
11 11 (2.36%) IBM
12 10 (2.15%) F5
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